The age old adage “new year, new you” is so often uttered this time of year, throw out the old and bring in the new, better, best self. But honestly, with what we have all been through this past 10 months, I’d happily take back my old busy, but happy self. I was often overwhelmed with too many social commitments: constantly spending time with friends, eating out, and travelling. Although managing a growing, successful, and healthy studio took its toll on me at times, it was a lot more fun and gratifying than constantly worrying if we are going to make it through another quarter in Covid. Which, God willing we will!
I’ve been trying to write an inspirational, uplifting, “we’ve got this” kind of letter to our community for the last 10 days. I keep coming up a bit flat. I want to share again how grateful I am for this community; for your love and support. It was that encouragement that kept us fired up and doing what we did all year to stay relevant, enthusiastic and open! You all have been the fuel to keeping Balance Studio alive while we wait (not so) patiently for this pandemic to be over. I’d like to also thank all of you who shopped locally this holiday season. You truly kept our community alive, helped our village thrive and warmed the hearts of local small business owners.
This morning, my sister-in-law shared the following article with me. As I read it, it summed up all I could possibly share about how we got through last year and how we will make it to the finish line. Peggy Noonan, from the Wall Street Journal nailed it! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Hang in there, bring on the joy and keep dreaming of better days to come!